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Oceano man identified as driver killed in crash near Arroyo Grande

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 11:51:48-05

A 65-year-old Oceano man has been identified as the driver killed in a rollover crash Monday night near Arroyo Grande.

It happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Los Berros Road south of Phelan Ranch Way.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a Chevrolet truck, which was towing a utility trailer, was heading northbound on Los Berros Road at an unknown speed when the driver “made an unsafe turning movement to the right,” causing the vehicle to go off the road.

Investigators say the truck eventually overturned, ejecting the driver, identified as Robert Madsen Radtke.

Radtke was not wearing a seatbelt, according to CHP, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

CHP is investigating whether drug or alcohol impairment were factors in the crash.